This year marks the second year for Stevenson's series of weekly tournaments, aptly named “The Cage,” featuring some of the best street basketball players in the state.
Family friendly DJs and emcees provide positive music, laughs and color commentary as teams match up.
And if you're needing evidence of how funny these guys can get, just get them debating over who lost their beloved bag of Cheetos.
Yeah, it's that kind of silly, mixed in with solicitations of the audience to weigh in on whether the referees are making the right calls.
Stevenson envisions The Cage becoming the venue for the best basketball players in the city to showcase their talents and build a fan base, becoming our own version of New York City's legendary Rucker Park.
The games continue every Sunday evening through Sept. 22 with the final week featuring a championship game. Each night features three games at 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m., and 9:30 p.m.
Portable seating is provided for spectators, and children tend to gather close at the cage fence to get the best views.
So what's next?
Downtown will host the American Volleyball Coaches Association in December 2014. Just give Jane Jenkins and her crew a running start, and no doubt a public volleyball court will be their next addition to downtown.